Category: Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

Free Special Report: What to Expect from an OSHA Inspection

Stormwater Violations—The True Cost of Noncompliance

You may have figured in certain environmental fines as part of the cost of doing business. However, the fine, no matter how huge, is often just one part of the true cost of running afoul of environmental regulations. As an environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager, you are going to have to explain high costs. […]


Multiple Fatality Cases Settled with Goodyear

The deaths of four employees over a one-year period at a Danville manufacturing plant have resulted in a substantial settlement and fines for one of the most well-known tire makers in the world. Keep reading to find out what makes this settlement deal so unique.


Cracking Down on “Indifferent Employers”: Increased OSHA Scrutiny for Severe Violators

In 2012, the Henry RAC Holding Corporation—a New Jersey-based rifle manufacturer—was labeled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a “severe violator,” and placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). As a result, the company was subject to follow-up inspections by OSHA. In a 2016 follow-up inspection, OSHA cited the company for […]


Cracking Down on “Indifferent Employers”: How OSHA Identifies Severe Violators

At Lauren Manufacturing in New Philadelphia, Ohio, an employee accidentally sliced off her own finger as she was cutting rubber material using a bench cutter. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation showed that it was the second debilitating injury at the plant in 18 months, and it identified four repeat violations of OSHA […]


Multiple Employers Means Multiple Liability: Could You Be Cited?

On June 18, 2016, workers for three different employers were troubleshooting a problem with the drill string at an oil well in Watford City, North Dakota, when a hydrocarbon release resulted in an explosion and flash fire. One worker was killed, three workers were injured—and all three employers were cited by the Occupational Safety and […]